These words ring in my ears so many years later. Now that I'm married and have kids, have a wonderful husband and a house. With all these come huge responsibilities and I'm beginning to understand a little about life each day. This quote makes sense to me NOW.
Growing up, my mom would just sum everything up in these words "Simple Living and High Thinking". I'm really not sure about who's quote this is..I'm Thinking Gandhiji, but I maybe wrong. She is so patient even today and keeps on moving forward..with this philosophy. Back then when we were kids , like any other kids you always need something or your demands never end. When we would have so many questions and reasonings why we don't have certain things or why we were'nt allowed to do certain things- She would just smile and say the above quote. We would not be that convinced then..But now it all seems right.
Sometimes I think we make our lives so complicated and miss out on the simple pleasures of life. We are in a great rush to be the best, to be number one, to have a better or bigger house, or maybe your dream car or maybe a vacation or cruise. In this run for the Numero Uno position, aren't we subconsciously putting so much of pressure on ourselves and not really enjoying these day to day moments. Many of you may debate that if you rush today maybe your tomorrow will be secured and happy. But how about today..its not coming back. Our kids and their childhood not coming back. This is just my thought.
I feel if we just focus on what we need as a family, as a community as a country as a world to be happy, things will be much better. It will be a peaceful world. We would all be proud citizens of this happy world, not having to worry about Global warming and things of these nature as everyone then would be considerate of each other. If we change our mindset from MINE (me, myself and mine) to Ours..It would be a great start to begin with.